Carcinogen Identification Committee Has Released Hazard Identification Documents for two Carcinogen Candidates

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) today released hazard identification documents for two chemical compounds under consideration for listing under Proposition 65.

The chemicals are gentian violet and N-Nitrosohexamethyleneimine.

Gentian Violet

gentian violet is also known as crystal violet, an antifungal compound, and dye. N-Nitrosohexamethyleneimine is a chemical intermediate used as an explosive in ejector seats in military jet fighter planes.

The two chemicals will be considered by the State of California’s  Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) at the expert panel’s November 1, 2018 meeting.

The hazard Identification documents are prepared for the expert panel’s members to provide data that the panelists can use to determine whether a chemical or substance can be clearly shown to cause cancer.  If the chemicals under consideration are clearly shown to cause cancer, they will be added to the Proposition 65 chemical list shortly after the CIC Committee deliberates and votes on the candidate chemicals.

The hazard Identification documents outline the evidence on the carcinogenicity of each of the chemical candidates.

OEHHA Notes that Public comments on the Hazard Identification Documents will be accepted by OEHHA until October 1, 2018.

CIC Committee meetings are usually webcast live when the meeting is in session.

 

 

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